This past Sunday I decided to get creative in the kitchen and whipped a batch of Morning Glory Pancakes from my new book The Crazy Sexy Kitchen. I decided to make it my own 🙂
1/2 cup of oat flour (throw in a cup of oats into a blender and process until flour) or you could use gluten free all purpose baking mix.
4 tbsp cornmeal
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 chia egg
2 tbsp agave
1/2 mashed banana
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
2. Mix the almond milk and chai egg thoroughly in a separate bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the coconut oil)Â whisk together. Pour into the dry mixture and mix together. Let batter rest for 10 minutes. Preheat the griddle.
3. Put coconut oil on the griddle to help it flip it easier. Pour a 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle. Cook the first side for about 2 minutes and flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Top each pancake with a little almond butter, agave nectar and sliced bananas.
Loving this cool weather right now, I get to wear a new scarf everyday! I am thinking about adding a fashion tab on the blog? What do you think?
Guess who started the New Rules of Lifting for Women today? ME!! I am super excited about this, I need a new plan and Hubby got me this book for Christmas and I got super stoked!
The lifting plan prescribed in The New Rules of Lifting for Women is easy to follow it has a great breakdown of moves and workouts. I am not a newby when it comes to weights, hello I am a personal trainer Â But itâ€™s always more fun when someone else rights the plan for me!
The plan is divided into eight stages and each stage consists of two workouts that alternate three times a week. Stage one is the longest in length (repeating each workout eight times), stage two â€“ five repeat each workout only four times and it goes up from there. He recommends a weekâ€™s rest between stages (or when ever you can fit them in).
I went ahead and created a NROL calendarÂ and I am going to do my best to stick to it!
Monday: Workout A
Wednesday: Teach Kickboxing
Thursday: Workout B
Friday: 6 Mile Run
Saturday: Workout A
Sunday: Long Run
Each workout in each stage only had a handful of moves associated with it and strict guidelines on the order you should perform, how many reps, and the rest time in between.
The workouts eventually get tougher with more sets, more weight, and less reps, but so far each workout in stage one have taken no more than 30 minutes to finish.
There is so much more I want to talk to you about this bookâ€¦but Iâ€™ll save it for later
I will keep you updated on how it goes from here on out
Have you heard of NROL?
What are your thoughts about strength training?